We’ve all fallen down as children and maybe scraped our knee or elbow. The healing process varies in duration. Along the way it stops bleeding, itches, is coated with a scab. Sometimes we pick at it, other times we just let nature run its course. At first sight the wound more than likely looked like it would never heal… but it did. How do we know? Because the scar tissue is a reminder of where we’ve been and also what event left us with interesting body art.
Today I experienced something in a conversation that could have potentially wounded me, but I have “fallen” down on this same place emotionally several times in the past. I’ve grown emotional scar tissue so thick that that event does not open the wound for me anymore. I recognized it and stayed focused on what I was there to do, it was to teach and not fall down.
I want to encourage you today to not fall down. If you do, hopefully you have emotional scar tissue to buffer you. If not, know that it will itch, scab over, and eventually heal. Each time you fall down on that same “spot”, you start to recognize that the impact of the fall is not as damaging.